Who are we?Ability Options provides employment and disability services to people who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion the community. We operate services to support people with disabilities and those whose lives are changed as a result of accidents, unemployment and disadvantage.We are committed to a workplace culture that recognises diversity, equity and human rights. We respect and value the contribution of people from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and people with disability.    The RoleWe have an exciting full time opportunity to work as a NDIS Employment Consultant (internally known as a WorkReady Consultant) at Ryde. As a WorkReady Consultant you will assist people with a disability to build their capacity and work towards achieving their employment aspirations, such as gaining employment that best suit their skills and interests or undertaking further education. This service focuses on utilising our strong networks and community links to create and develop vocational goals, life skills and source real-life work experience opportunities.As WorkReady service is guided by participants and their individual goals, you will work with participants to develop a personalised plan for each participant that is most beneficial and rewarding for them.A typical day as a WorkReady Consultant may include:Developing a person-centred plan with each participantIdentifying employment and education goalsCoordinating work experience placementsFacilitating individual and group-based training sessionsCoordinating and attending social events and excursionsProactively engaging with employers to secure opportunities for participantsThis role requires travelling between sites from time to time to support the WorkReady team across NSW.  About You:To be successful as a WorkReady Consultant, prior experience in Employment Services, NDIS, education or youth work is highly desirable (but not essential). If you have demonstrated experience in providing great customer service, meeting and exceeding KPIs and outcomes, and like working with people, then we would like to hear from you.Success in this role will also come from your natural ability to engage with a wide variety of external employers and providers to market your services to secure education and work opportunities for the participants you’re working with.Essential criteria:Understanding of person-centred approachDrivers licence (minimum P2)Ability to undergo satisfactory background checks including NDIS Workers Check and Working with Children Check (or willingness to obtain)Strong administrative skill setNDIS knowledge is desirable* Successful applicants must be able to supply evidence of a both COVID-19 vaccinations + Booster*Why Work for Us?When you join Ability Options you will experience a vibrant, values driven organisation where the people we support are at the centre of everything we do.In return for your skills and experience you will receive:Flexibility: At Ability Options, we offer RDOs and aim to best match the flexible working arrangement to the individual employee if the role allows. Salary Packaging: Increase your take-home money with $15,900 not-for-profit salary packaging through Maxxia: Salary Packaging | MaxxiaTraining and career progression: Our In house Learning and Development team offering ongoing career development support to staff.Mental Health and Wellbeing: A dynamic EAP partner who supports our staff with free confidential counselling: Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) - Veretis Performance Psychology. Additionally, we offer fitness passport giving staff access to more than 500 gyms and sporting facilities across NSW.Rewards and recognition program: We recognise the efforts and achievements of our valued staff members with morning teas, lunches, gift cards, certificates, and personalised letters from the CEO.Employee Discounts: Discounts with CommBank, Winc and Medibank corporate insurance cover.Other Benefits: Paid Parental and Partner Leave, purchase additional leave after 1 year of service and tenure-based service reward leave.A rewarding career where you contribute to make a difference in the community and in people’s lives. AUD Ryde 2112